Pets Go Digital!

October 8, 2010 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Products | 10 comments
Tags: products, lifestyle & trends, pets on twitter, pets on facebook, pets online

Creative ideas for the modern pet.

In today’s internet age, pet owners have more tools than ever for sharing their pets’ lives with others. As Zootooers know, posting photos, videos, and thoughts about the experience of being a pet parent can connect us with millions of two-legged and four-legged friends.

But the 21st-century pet owner doesn’t have to stop there. New applications and gadgets allow pets and their humans to interact with the world — and each other — in surprising new ways.

The digital camera “Pet’s Eye View” gives owners the chance to experience life from their furry friend’s perspective. Available through such websites as amazon.com at about $40 per unit, the device hangs loosely from your pet’s collar. Owners can program the camera to take automatic pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes, providing a unique record of a pet’s point of view.

If your pet isn’t ready to be a shutterbug, you can upgrade your own photos by trying out the first camera designed for pets. The Pentax Optio W90 has been programmed to detect the fuzzy faces of dogs and cats, and can be automatically set to snap the perfect pic the moment your pet’s face turns to the camera.

For pet owners who want to dive deeper into technology, social networking gadgets for pets have hit the market! Many individuals have joined Twitter on behalf of their pets, but did you know that your cat can now tweet on his own? Thanks to Cat@Log, a collar attachment, you can find out what your feline is doing all day long while you’re away from home. This small device operates with the help of an acceleration sensor, GPS, and camera — and then posts one of eleven original tweets depending on the information your cat’s movements are transmitting.

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And if you’re on Facebook, join our community at www.facebook.com/zootoopets

How do you “go digital” with your pets? Share your ideas below!

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Flower39
3 years ago

I would want the collar camera for our pets. Especially if someone has been being bad you can see who it is. This would be really cool. Just have to be careful it doesn't break!

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di
4 years ago

I think this device could be expanded in a collar that could be used in case a pet became lost and then photo sent of where pet is, of course nothng replaces the chip device which is about the same expense.

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